General update The FMD Ready Project’s Annual Stakeholder Workshop was held in September 2018. Sub-project leaders reported on progress in each subproject, and how this relates to expected outcomes for livestock industries and governments. The workshop also provided an opportunity for attendees to review the level of engagement achieved with stakeholders and identify opportunities for […]
Sub-Project 1: Rapid Diagnostics and Vaccination Strategy Preparedness Alejandra Capozzo, Head of the Applied Veterinary Immunology Lab at Argentina’s National Institute for Agricultural and Livestock Technology, visited the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) to discuss the transfer and application of Argentinian-designed tests to study FMD vaccine efficacy and cross-protection against different strains. Research continued on […]
Sub-Project 1: Rapid Diagnostics and Vaccination Strategy Preparedness CSIRO’s scientists from the Australian Animal Health Laboratory are helping several countries in the region improve their diagnostic capabilities and research into foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) which in turn helps Australia better understand the FMD virus strains circulating in the region. Read more. Sub-Project 2: Farmer-led Surveillance Systems The […]
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Some of Australia’s greatest research minds in the field of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) converged on Canberra in September to discuss the work they are undertaking to prepare Australia for a major disease outbreak like FMD. Animal Health Australia (AHA) hosted the annual workshop as part of the Improved Surveillance, Preparedness and Return to Trade for […]